Masters Degree in Social Sciences in Europe

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Social Sciences

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Social Sciences programs usually include courses in psychology, sociology and ethics that teach students how to channel their natural compassion into useful, effective action that helps vulnerable populations such as abuse victims, substance abusers, criminals and the disabled. Career opportunities include treatment facilities, home healthcare, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. [+]

http://masters.utu.fi/ Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies! The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge. This Programme is a great choice especially for students who wish to pursue a career in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions. Also, organisations in private and public sector as well as non-governmental organisations and civil society are possible career paths. The Programme is organised in co-operation with the University of Tampere. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience The multidisciplinary Master’s degree in gender studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. The Programme is aimed at both Finnish and international students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. It is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and arts and humanities. You will get to address the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. The curriculum incorporates local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases. It will encourage you to develop innovative, intersectional and interdisciplinary ways of expanding knowledge about gender and sexuality in global, local and historical contexts. The degree engages the wide-ranging and multidisciplinary... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months February 2017 Switzerland Lugano

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies

 

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

 

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe.

 

This Master's program equips participants with the means to deal successfully with multicultural issues and opportunities at the professional, public, and personal levels.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. [+]

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Features and benefits of the course - The opportunity for cross-campus working with international partner universities - The opportunity to take a placement with a public service partner organisation in the region - To engage with a mix of traditional and blended learning environments - The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytic, presentation and other professional skills ABOUT THE COURSE This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant difference in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Typical units of study may include You will study the following core units and... [-]

European Master Course TEMA – European Territories: Identity and Development

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. Required languages: English French Guarantee of two common objectives: A certain homogeneity in training The appreciation of the specificities of each partner university The principal thematic goal: - To study scientific analyses of space and territorial problematic At each partner university, the seminar is held according to the same principles: the core texts refer to the four main issues of the MA programme, i.e. CIVILIZATION NATION REGION CITY These four objects represent four scales and four possible approaches and different viewpoints to the historical, political, social and cultural problems of space and territory. Accordingly, the four readers (Civilisation, Nation, Region and City) put together by the teachers and researchers of the partner universities, mean the heart of the TEMA EMMC. Seminars based on TEMA are offered in the same order by each partner university. Added value for TEMA students: Multidisciplinary approach within the international context of social sciences, in which History, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Urbanism and Area Planning are concerned Special emphasis on methodological questions [-]

Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. [+]

SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. The Sociology and Social Research master programme is set out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of sociology. The core and advanced sections of the master programme cover methodological foundations of sociology and social research. The specialisation section consists of a research seminar as well as advanced modules in sociology and social research. The supplementary section serves to develop a more specific profile—either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying your knowledge. Further modules in business administration as well as in social sciences and economics are available to students. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable. Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and... [-]

Research Master in Sociology and Demography

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The master's programme in Sociology and Demography trains professionals to conduct high-quality research on key socio-demographic aspects of modern societies. In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever to determine which dynamics affect individuals and families and how the financial crisis is impacting various groups. This programme provides students with state-of-the-art methodological tools to answer questions such as... [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Research Master in Sociology and Demography The master's programme in Sociology and Demography trains professionals to conduct high-quality research on key socio-demographic aspects of modern societies. In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever to determine which dynamics affect individuals and families and how the financial crisis is impacting various groups. This programme provides students with state-of-the-art methodological tools to answer questions such as: What impact has the crisis had on social inequalities and social cohesion? How has it affected people's living and working conditions? How has it affected their health? What effect has it had on people's chances for educational and occupational mobility? What strategies have people chosen to deal with the crisis and how have they affected family structures, marriage and young people's ability to strike out on their own? What role do women play in the household economy today and how has it affected gender relations? Has the crisis hit all social classes, countries and welfare states equally hard? Is it possible to grow without sacrificing social cohesion? With what policies? The programme's content allows students to explore these and other important questions related to social organization from a dynamic perspective, identifying the opportunities, needs and problems that arise for individuals in different stages of their lives. It moreover does so from a comparative international perspective in order to address the role of social and institutional factors in explaining imbalances and social dynamics. Objectives The master's programme's primary... [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The aim of our program is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. [+]

About program Comparative Social Research In our globalized world of today a huge variety of nations, cultures and societies comprised of an even bigger variance of political, ethnical, religious and other groups, are interconnected and develop in relation with each other. That is why it is of utmost importance to find solutions to contemporary problems and conflicts, which take into account the characteristics and conditions of all societies and social groups concerned. But in order to judge if policies around the globe are successful in solving today´s problems, we need to understand and explain, how societies in their plural existence evolve and why they do this in a particular way. To do so, is the approach of comparative social research! Our Program´s Approach The aim of our program is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. Our programs provides in-depth insights into how the individuals approaches to social reality, using either quantitative methodology for investigating norms and values, or qualitative methodology for accessing the individuals interpretations of their life-world. Our Study Plan Our 2-year study plan is focused on training our students to conduct theory-orientated and methodologically rigorous empirical research in comparative perspective. The first year is... [-]

Health and Social Science Research Methods - MRes

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. This course covers research methods, statistics and broader research skills and will enable students to design, conduct and write up robust research studies. Students will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of their choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff. The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. Employability & Careers​ A postgraduate qualification in health or social science research provides an excellent foundation for a career in research, as a health professional who carries out and publishes research in their field, or for anyone planning to go on to complete a PhD. Evidence based practice means that a knowledge and understanding of research is essential in all health related domains so that health care providers are able to interpret previous research findings, as well as contributing to the process of designing and carrying out research projects. Entry Requirements​ A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject is normally required. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually. [-]

Master in Intercultural Mediation

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant... [+]

The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant professors and 12 associate professors and full professors. The Institute cooperates with a range of national and international academic partners. The programme involves 890 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" programme is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism. The graduates of the Intercultural mediation programme will acquire knowledge, skills and competences which they can use in their professional work in the areas of intercultural communication (on the local and corporate levels), conflict resolutions and actions aimed at social integration as well as practical (quantitative and qualitative) social research on the problems of multiculturalism, migration and social changes taking place globally and in Central and Eastern Europe. The programme will prepare them to work as experts in the state and local administration, non-governmental organisations and private sector companies offering them transferable skills in the areas of multiculturalism, diversity management and cultural conflict resolution. Requirements The entry requirements for the English language Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural Mediation. - BA degree or recognized equivalent in social sciences, humanities or economics; - proficiency in English certified by... [-]

MSc in Human Ecology - Culture, Power and Sustainability

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Drawing on fields such as anthropology, geography, sociology and economic history, the programme provides interdisciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme Human Ecology: Culture, Power, and Sustainability (CPS) is aimed at students who wish to gain advanced competence in Human Ecology. Examples of professions include education, journalism, environmental management, work in government and international agencies and development aid. The programme also prepares students for postgraduate studies.

The master's programme in Human Ecology provides trans-disciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating about problems of sustainability. The programme represents an important complement to technological and natural science approaches to sustainability by focusing on the cultural dimensions of consumption and resource use, cultural perceptions of environment and economy, and social science perspectives on the global distribution of environmental problems.... [-]


MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. [+]

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.

Specialisations 

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you: You can choose a specialisation of the Master’s in Human Geography that best reflects your interests: - Conflicts, Territories and Identities: You’ll come to understand the backgrounds and causes, the mental and physical borders related to (international) conflicts, war and terrorism as well the strategies and challenges organisations intervening in these conflicts deal with. - Cultural Geography and Tourism: Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment. - Economic Geography: Study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Focus on the meaning of local and global culture, and policy-making at various spatial levels. - Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance: Learn more about crucial geopolitical and social developments in Europe. Dive into current debates on issues related to sovereignty and identity, European mobility, the European internal market and cross-border cooperation. - Globalisation, Migration and Development: Investigate... [-]


Master in Sociology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Master in Sociology The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Theories and methods Work placement Social policy basics Curriculum Required courses (42Credits) : Conceptual comparisons and contemporary controversies in sociological theory; methodology and statistics; research workshops, etc. Thematic courses (42Credits) Dissertation or work placement (42Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Arts in Sociology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Media Culture Insurance and banking Marketing and advertising Public administration Programming Research (private or public sector) Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Social Sciences or Economics or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion... [-]

Master in Economic and Social Policy - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

he master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. Profile of the programme The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions. The curriculum includes: A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses. A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes. The curricula offered by the Warocqué School of Business and Economics have been ISO-certified since 2003. This certification, which is identical to that used in the professional world, involves the various stakeholders in a process leading to continuous improvement in the quality of the education... [-]

Master in Business In Society

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master’s programme Business in Society will equip you with the knowledge and skills to shape new ways of doing business, taking into account how organizations and society affect each other. With a maximum intake of 25 talented and highly motivated students from all over the world, this English taught elite programme offers intensive interactions. You will learn from, and... [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The two-year Research Master’s programme Business in Society will equip you with the knowledge and skills to shape new ways of doing business, taking into account how organizations and society affect each other. With a maximum intake of 25 talented and highly motivated students from all over the world, this English taught elite programme offers intensive interactions. You will learn from, and work closely with, some of the world’s leading business administration scholars from both VU and UvA. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME We are not only unique in our focus on business in society, but also in our emphasis on developing theory-building skills. We strongly believe that further testing existing theories will not suffice to successfully address the complex issues businesses face in interacting with society: Tomorrow’s business researchers need strong theory-building skills besides strong methodological skills. So, instead of purely focusing on developing your knowledge of research methods, this programme is designed to promote a balanced combination of methodological skills and academic literary skills (theory-building, critical, reflective attitude, excellent writing, and communication). The programme offers specialized courses, an overarching perspective connecting specializations and ample opportunities to tailor courses to your personal interests, either to broaden or focus your scope. Upon successful completion, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree from two universities and the title Master of Science (MSc) in Business in Society YOUR FUTURE CAREER It is the ideal preparation for a leading PhD programme in business administration or a... [-]